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Design Exchange with Thomas Grové - DXP-005: Tomo Huynh

11/30/19 • 79 min

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Engineering Art, Business, and Currency

Tomo is a Viet-Japanese-American entrepreneur, software engineer, and electronic musician living in Saigon. He has a great analytical mind and I always get a thrill from talking with him!

Tomo's Links: https://www.saigonist.com/ https://soundcloud.com/tomosaigon

Table of Contents:

  • 00:18 - Intro: How Tomo Ended Up in Vietnam
  • 01:10 - Bleep Bloop Music
  • 01:33 - An Overview of Tomo's Interests and Engineering Background
  • 03:00 - What Keeps Tomo in Vietnam
  • 04:55 - The Vietnam/American War and Viet Kieu Misconceptions of Present-Day Vietnam
  • 12:29 - Vietnam Startup Scene
  • 14:00 - The Challenges of Doing Business - Are You in The Right Business? Is It The Right Time for Your Business?
  • 17:59 - Overview of Bitcoin and Crypto Currency, Bitcoin in Vietnam
  • 45:42 - Music Festivals and Midwest Raves for Underground Electronic Music
  • 50:45 - Considerations When Writing Dance Music
  • 53:10 - Drum and Bass vs Techno, Tomo's Music
  • 57:38 - What Are The Conditions for A Vibrant Arts Scene? - 90's Underground Computer Art Scene, Asci, Ansi, BBS, Warez
  • 01:08:00 - It's Hard to Start Things and Hard to Keep Them Going. When To Keep Going, When To Pivot, and When To Give Up
  • 01:18:45 - Outro

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#crypto #bitcoin #bch #btc #eth #etherium #vietnam #war #startup #entrepreneurship #techno #ansi #asci #dancemusic #expatlife #vietkieu #lotek #ph34r #614 #Columbus #Detroit #Saigon #Chicago

This episode is also available as a video on Youtube: https://youtu.be/BLnWSLhzTf8

11/30/19 • 79 min

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